Gorey Hill School, Gorey, Co. Wexford is a Special School that provides an appropriate education for students, aged 4 to 18 years old, who have a diagnosis of autism and complex learning needs or complex learning needs, with a professional recommendation for a Special School who require the support of a Special School setting. Gorey Hill School is under the patronage of Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board (WWETB).

The student must have reached 4 years on or before 31st August of the school academic year for which they seek enrolment. To facilitate this age band, the range of classes extend from primary to post primary and are based on relevant and appropriate peer groupings and the individual needs of each child. As per the Department of Education regulations, students will leave school at the end of the school year in which they reach the age of 18 years old.

The school operates within the regulations as outlined by the Rules for National Schools and relevant circulars and directives issued by the Primary/Special Education sections of the Department of Education. The school is funded by grants from the Department of Education. Staffing allocations are in line with those set out by the Department of Education.

Under the direction of WWETB, the school will be managed on an interim basis by a Single Manager pending the appointment of a Board of Management. The Board of Management is made up of representatives of WWETB, parents, school staff and the community.

Gorey Hill School delivers the curriculum as prescribed by the Department of Education and adapted to meet the educational needs of each student. A variety of methodologies and strategies are adopted to maximise the students’ learning potential. Supported by the child’s multidisciplinary team, the teachers and staff provide a caring and challenging learning environment which fosters personal, social and academic development. All students have an Individual Educational Plan designed specifically for them.

Forging meaningful relationships with the students, their parent(s)/guardian(s) and all involved in their care and education, is essential to ensuring a quality educational experience for our learners.

WWETB looks forward to opening Gorey Hill School and welcoming students in the 2024/2025 academic year.


Applications for enrolments can only be accepted from 06/02/2024 to 4pm on 28/02/2024.


Contact details for Gorey Hill School are:

Gorey Hill School

c/o Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board

Ardcavan Business Park


Y35 P9EA

Email:  goreyhillschool@wwetb.ie


Please note we are no longer accepting applications for Gorey Hill School